Two wickets in his first over and two more in his second spell was how Lasith Malinga marked his comeback into competitive cricket after more than three months. Figures of 4 for 26 helped Sri Lanka beat the UAE by 14 runs but the performance didn't entirely make him happy.
Instead, Malinga said that he is on his last legs and might even consider announcing his retirement from T20Is. Towards the end of the post-match press conference, Malinga was asked if he would make a retirement announcement before the World T20 like Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara did in 2014.
"There might be," was Malinga's response with a smile, before there was a long pause which eventually ended the briefing.
He had earlier said that his international career is now at a stage from where he can't really take long breaks, like he had to take after the knee injury that kept him out for the last three months.
"I am playing [for] 12 years in the national team, I am 32 years old," Malinga said. "I think if now I have an injury, it is hard to get rest. If I take rest for a year or more, that's the end of my career. If I need to play for my country, I have to play tough cricket in the last few months or years. I don't think I can fully recover from this injury but I try to manage this in future.